Adam Hansen

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Adam Hansen
Adam Hansen.jpg
Hansen at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
Personal information
Full name Adam Hansen
Nickname Croc Man, Lumpy
Born (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 33)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Lotto-Belisol
Discipline Road and mountain biking
Role Rider
Rider type Breakaway specialist
Amateur team(s)
2003 Arboe Merida
2004 Corratec Austria
2005 ELK Haus
2006 Aposport Krone Linz
Professional team(s)
2007–2010 T-Mobile Team
2011– Omega Pharma-Lotto
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2014)

Stage races

Ster Elektrotoer (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2008)
Infobox last updated on
12 September 2014

Adam Hansen (born 11 May 1981 in Southport, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour Lotto-Belisol.[1]

In 2012, Hansen became the second Australian to complete all three Grand Tours – the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España – in a calendar year. He was the only rider to accomplish that feat in 2012, and the 32nd in cycling history.[2] Hansen completed all three grand tours for consecutive years in 2013 and currently has ridden and finished in the last ten grand tours he has participated. He is the first Australian to have achieved this feat. In 2013, Hansen broke away early in the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, a stage featuring numerous short and steep climbs. Hansen shed his breakaway companions and won in solo fashion in Pescara in pouring rain, more than a minute in advance of the chasing group.[3]

In stage 19 of the 2014 Vuelta a España, Hansen attacked the peloton with 4 km to go and resisted to the disorganized chase to win solo.[4]

Hansen likes to rib his teammates by posting funny pictures of them on his Twitter account. He is affable, intelligent and well liked among the peloton. As an engineer Hansen has designed his own shoes and ridden with them on numerous occasions.

He lives in Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic, and has done since 2005.[5]

Palmares[edit]

2004
1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Burgenland Rundfahrt
1st Grosser Preis um den Deutschlandsberg
2005
1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Wien-Lassnitzhöhe
2006
1st GP Bradlo
1st Lavanttaler Radsporttage
2nd Salzkammergut Giro
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
2nd National Road Race Championship
2008
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Hel van het Mergelland
2nd National Road Race Championships
2009
3rd National Road Race Championships
2010
1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 4
2013
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
2014
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
9th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey white.svg Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro WD 108 WD 94 72 73
Yellow jersey Tour 108 WD 81 72 64
red jersey Vuelta 89 94 129 123 60 53

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Adam Hansen at Wikimedia Commons